Razer Announces VR Headset and Forge TV Service at CES 2015

evolveteam January 6, 2015 0
Razer VR Headset

The PC gaming accessories giant is expanding its lineup by introducing both a new virtual reality headset and wireless streaming service dubbed Forge TV. The company is working with Virtual Reality firm Sensics on the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit with an estimated shipping window of June 2015. Both hardware and software will be open-source and developed by Razer, with the headset supporting Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, and several plug-in devices. Pricing is set at $200 at the moment.

Forge TV is said to offer “cutting-edge performance” and boasts a number of innovative features: including a quad-core processor, “gaming-grade” graphics, 16GB of internal memory, and wireless and network connectivity. Users will have the luxury of playing Android titles from Google Play on their TV.

Peep the Forge TV details below:

Forge TV Product features:

• Android TV gaming and entertainment
• Supports up to four controllers
• Quad-Core gaming performance
• Google Cast™ Ready
• Massive selection of content and apps
• Voice search via Remote App
• Sleek and silent design

Product specs:

• Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
• Quad-Core Krait 450 CPU – 2.5 GHz per core
• Adreno 420 GPU
• 2 GB RAM
• 16 GB storage
• Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
• Wireless 802.11ac 2X2
• Gigabit Ethernet
• USB 3.0
• HDMI 1.4 output
• DC Power
• 4.1 in. (105 mm) Width x 4.1 in. (105 mm) Depth x 0.7 in. (17 mm) Height

Razer Cortex: Stream:

Included free with:

– The Razer Forge TV and Serval Controller Bundle
– The Razer Serval controller
– The Razer Turret lapboard

Product features:

· Imports PC games library from PC via Razer Cortex
· Intelligently displays controller vs. mouse and keyboard games
· Quickly switch between host PCs
· Supports all Directx9 Games and above
· Streams to any Android TV device running Android 5.0 and higher
· Streams from PC with CPU: Dual-Core or higher, GPU: HD5000 series, GTX580 or higher

Razer Store – $39.99/€34.99 – beta release Q2 2015.